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On the same day the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said its review of its actions and inactions in Sri Lanka will be finished in the second quarter of 2013, it also claimed that it had no power over, and could not stop, General Shavendra Silva of the Sri Lanka Army, depicted in Ban's report on Sri Lanka as engaged in war crimes, from "inspecting" UN peacekeepers in Lebanon, the Inner City Press reported.


With regard to Shavendra Silva, even when several South Asian Permanent Representatives came out against his service on Ban's Senior Advisory Group on Peacekeeping Operations, Ban told Inner City Press he could do nothing, it was up to member states.

Martin Nesirky, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General said that Major General Shavendra Silva was part of the Military-Police Advisers Community (MPAC) delegation visiting the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon from 28 November to 4 December 2012.  The official MPAC programme included briefings and visits to United Nations positions.  The MPAC is a group comprising permanent missions’ military attachés and police advisers, and the United Nations had no authority over the group of visitors that included Gen. Silva
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  • Guruge Friday, 14 December 2012 06:37 AM

    High calibre nationalist that saved the hela people from the marauding dravidians.

    Sir Lanka belongs only to the Sinhala race

    kumar Friday, 14 December 2012 06:35 AM

    In your dreams! Do you think the whole world is uncivilized like your backyard?

    Nodrog Friday, 14 December 2012 06:41 AM

    Washing his hands and expecting the US to do his dirty work?

    sach Friday, 14 December 2012 06:43 AM

    No. Apart from sinhala hardliners others who say that is LTTE supporters, wonder to whom u belong

    satyam Friday, 14 December 2012 06:47 AM

    They failed in terrorising a member state. their failure was a blessing for the people of Sri Lanka.

    kumar Friday, 14 December 2012 06:51 AM

    Many of the commenters have failed to note the point on UN chief's statement that UN chief has no power himself but the member countries has the powers to persuade.

    niyaz Friday, 14 December 2012 06:53 AM

    How about getting Navi Pillai. Is she also helpless and powerless? You cant slay David Mr Goliath.

    kumar Friday, 14 December 2012 06:53 AM

    Human right is valued higher than sovereignty.

    sayed Friday, 14 December 2012 07:04 AM

    Guruge don’t keep dreaming when you wake up there is no country for you idiot.
    UN is playing an game will see who is going to get caught.

    Union Friday, 14 December 2012 02:01 PM

    Ban Ki-moon indirectly acknowledging that General Shavendra Silva’s war crime activities.

    MaC Friday, 14 December 2012 08:11 AM

    It is a commendable recognition for General Silva. He did a professional duty as a commander in the war against terrorist and it is worth exercise to use his experience in other countries.
    Btw if Moon needs any assistance to create problems from nothing .

    S.Sriranjan Friday, 14 December 2012 02:22 PM

    That's means Mr.Ban-Ki-Moon is just a General Secretary of UN!

    Eneff Friday, 14 December 2012 02:23 AM

    You cannot prevent hard work and skills being recognised. Only 'boru wedakarayas' fail someday.

    Santa Friday, 14 December 2012 12:00 AM

    This shows your duplicity

    harry Saturday, 15 December 2012 06:34 AM

    I think it's because everybody knew it and not a matter of discussion... Only Mr.Moon and his dictators (who hijacked UN for 50 years for their own advantage, (with their loud NGOS unleashed to bark) seemed to believe they were above this noble law.

    anne Friday, 14 December 2012 03:03 AM

    Well, UN had bite their own bullet now as it''s their own Hypocrisy.

    V.I.S.Jayapalan poet Friday, 14 December 2012 06:00 PM

    Ban Ki-moon speaks about General Shavendra Silva’s war crime loudly than his inability.This is the purpose of the statement. we will wait to see the reaction of the Sri Lankan authorities.

    billy Friday, 14 December 2012 06:13 PM

    how can we r uncivilized just because we have tamils in our back yard?

    sean Friday, 14 December 2012 10:31 AM

    if you cant do nothing ! just leave the UN cause someone will come and do something

    Eddy Friday, 14 December 2012 03:36 AM

    Admitting that the UN has no power by Ban ki moon shows that they have made many blunders including the support of a terrorist group the ltte. Now to rectify this they have to do the right thing for Sri Lanka and bring all ltte terrorist for war crimes charges. Due digilence and rule of law applies. General Silva should be commended by UN. The ltte, diaspora, transnational group etc must be listed as a terrorist group and should be banned. And all members should arrested, because their objective is terrorism.

    sach Friday, 14 December 2012 10:58 AM

    this is nothing abt who is civilised or not, it is pure politics.

    Dalu banda Friday, 14 December 2012 03:41 AM

    Ultimately, Moon has realized his limitations.

    entre nous Friday, 14 December 2012 10:58 AM

    It is the new moon

    sach Friday, 14 December 2012 10:59 AM

    HR is important but when it is a tool of politics and selective justice it again is a violation of HR

    Pasel Friday, 14 December 2012 09:36 PM

    You don't have to tell us now,
    we know you have no power you are a puppet for many faces.
    you were worrying about your second term now you are speaking out because you are on the way out
    ask matthew Lee he might help you out

    Kaslana Friday, 14 December 2012 10:42 PM

    these morons in the UN are too good to be janitors! They should have been put to clean blocked sewage after hurricane Sandy in New York and New Jersey.

    Shan Friday, 14 December 2012 05:18 AM

    Many thought you had no power only with USA, now with SL also. Are we a Super Power?

    Hong Kong John Friday, 14 December 2012 05:23 AM

    Shavendra Silva's participation in the UN aside, Ban Ki Moon has completely failed the people of Sri Lanka and should resign.

    Jagath Leanage Friday, 14 December 2012 05:36 AM

    Ban must remember , he should not meddle with one country's sovereignity.

    Jola Man Friday, 14 December 2012 05:39 AM

    Superstitious!

    anura Friday, 14 December 2012 05:44 AM

    Yes,Ban Ki Moon at last you have come to know what you can do and what you cannot do. Good .

    Fayad Friday, 14 December 2012 06:06 AM

    The world knows you do not have any power what so ever. Only a puppet of USA.

    K. Rambo Friday, 14 December 2012 06:02 AM

    Dr. Mervin Silva could have done better. From where Ban got his doctorate?

    Freddy Friday, 14 December 2012 06:04 AM

    Eddy, your own tail trampled....

    sach Friday, 14 December 2012 06:09 AM

    since when is Shavendra Silva an indicted war criminal? UN had never had any evidence against SL for war crimes.

    vithanage Friday, 14 December 2012 06:13 AM

    So Mr Moon, if you have no power, why are you sitting in the UNSG's chair?

    Samantha100 Friday, 14 December 2012 06:14 AM

    High caliber, post war General.

    Silva de Mervin Friday, 14 December 2012 06:17 AM

    Under you UN has become laughing stock!

    Pulasthi Friday, 14 December 2012 06:15 AM

    Hi Ban Ki, No one can stop Shavendra. He is a great leader.Leadership is about taking responsibility, not making excuses.If you want to learn,learn from Shavendra.


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